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Amitabh Bachchan will be guest of honour at the 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, the iconic face of Indian cinema, will be the guest of honour at the 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival.   The 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, the only festival in Italy entirely devoted to Indian cinema and directed by Selvaggia Velo, will take place at Cinema Odeon, in Florence, from 7th to 13th December, under the Patronage of the Embassy of India and the Italy-India association.   This is an extreme...

Masterclasses program, july 13

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  10:00am  Congress center Angelo Rizzoli – Lacco Ameno -  Auditorium Master-Class for Actors - Director Bernard Hiller With Rula Jebreal (Ita) and Abel Ferrara (Usa)         4:00pm  One to One.  Benjamin Walker e Dominc Cooper (U.K.)   9:00pm  Cinema Excelsior – Ischia Porto Premiere "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” by Timur Bekmambetov Special appaerance Benjamin Walker e Dominc Cooper (U.K.)   11:30  Hotel Miramare e Castel...

Curtain is opened at Malatya Film Festival

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The 2nd Malatya International Film Festival organised by World Mass Media Research Foundation with the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation and Malatya Governor Ulvi Saran has started with a magnificent opening ceremony last night.  Followed by dinner which was hosted by main media sponsors, A Haber and Sabah Newspaper at the Remark Hill Hotel, the red carpet ceremony began with a speech by the Honorary President of the festival and the Malatya Governor ...

Curtain opened at second Malatya Film Festival

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The 2nd Malatya International Film Festival organised by World Mass Media Research Foundation with the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation and Malatya Governor Ulvi Saran has started with a magnificent opening ceremony last night.   Followed by dinner which was hosted by main media sponsors, A Haber and Sabah Newspaper at the Remark Hill Hotel, the red carpet ceremony began with a speech by the Honorary President of the festival and the Mal...

Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival

Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival is the most prestigious indie film event in the Philippines.  The ten-day festival is held late July annually at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and other satellite venues. Grants are given for the production of full-length digital features -10 New Breed for newbies, and 5 Directors Showcase for more experienced directors.  Aside from the grants and the competition, other exhibition modules are held, along with a 2-day Film Congress.

Mary Tyler Moore will receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement

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Renowned actress, producer and humanitarian Mary Tyler Moore will receive Screen Actors Guild (SAG)’s most prestigious accolade – the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Moore created a new paradigm for female leads in television, won top honors for her courageous performances in film, television and on stage, produced some of the most lauded television programs of all time, and for thirty years, has served as a tireless advocate giving hope to all those afflicted with Type 1...

Transforming Stories International Christian Film Festival

One week festival throughout South Africa and countries worldwide. The purpose of the festival is to showcase powerful, inspiring, faithaffirming, evangelistic, transforming stories in the form of film to the world and the Body of Christ in every nation. We want to emphasize how the power of storytelling can impact the lives of people and shape a specific culture. To accomplish this we are willing to identify and reward talent that is of the highest standards. The festival will be presented in two forms, in host countries around the world and in selected movie theatres throughout South Africa. The award ceremony will take place in South Africa during September 2011 where winning films will be announced.The power of media is evident in this day and age, and movies have been a huge part of shaping the culture as we know it. BehindTransforming Stories International Christian Film Festival 2011 (TSICFF 2011) is a greater vision to transform cultures through storytelling and inspire people to make use of films in sharing the Gospel to all mankind.No longer will we as followers of Christ allow our world to be poisoned with profanity by media elites. Instead, we are encouraging revolutionaries out there to produce stories which can transform our culture into one that will be in line with The Kingdom of God (Yahweh),one of Justice, Peace, Righteousness and Love. TSICFF is looking for films that effectively illustrate stories of transformation by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; or true life testimonies of both spiritual and physical transformation by God’s power and intervention; or Biblical truths leading viewers to a clearer understanding of certain issues and topics.What makes this festival so unique is that it was launched in 2010 in South Africa through the partnership and association with the Lausanne movement, where over 4500 International Christian leaders from over 200 regions in the world were introduced to the festival. This opportunity has established great relationships to ensure future growth of the festival. Through our continuous efforts and with a truly global reach the festival aims to inspire Christian leaders to make use of films to evangelize, teach & transform their communities. This festival sources films from across the globe and then the same film festival program is presented in different host nations around the world. This festival has also been endorsed by a selection of internationally recognized leaders and role players.TSICFF is not only a film festival, its part of a global revolution encouraging film makers to produce films that will transform communities for the good!We encourage all to mobilize their churches, ministries and communities to support this festival! Find us on FaceBook and link the festival on your website by placing our web banner on your home page. 

NEWSLETTER N° 512: june 8, 2011

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7 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 512: june 8, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly    Contact the Editor to Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 111 000 film professionals. ...

Zlin Film Festival Award Winners

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  The 51st International Film Festival for Children and Youth Zlin, one of the oldest and most prestigious devoted to films for the youth market, announced its winners on Saturday evening at a gala awards ceremony at ultramodern Congress Centre. A total number of 76 competitive films were judged by seven juries and 15 awards were handed out. The awards ceremony was broadcast live on Czech television station ČT 1.   Two Scandinavian films won top prizes in their category,...

NYIFF is proud to announce that it will honor the powerful film "LATÚS in a celebration during Cannes

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  "NYIFF TO HONOR BREAKTHROUGH PHILIPPINO FILM ABOUT VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN AT THE 64TH ANNUAL CANNES FILM FESTIVAL"     "An important, unapologetic and poignant look at the effects of corporal punishment. The film's campaign for safe, positive discipline at all times is very important."  (Nicole Holland, IFQ)   The New York International Film Festival (NYIFF) is proud to announce that it will honor the powerful film "...

NYIFF to honor the powerful film "LATÚS in a celebration during Canne

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"NYIFF TO HONOR BREAKTHROUGH PHILIPPINO FILM ABOUT VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN AT THE 64TH ANNUAL CANNES FILM FESTIVAL" "An important, unapologetic and poignant look at the effects of corporal punishment. The film's campaign for safe, positive discipline at all times is very important." (Nicole Holland, IFQ) The New York International Film Festival (NYIFF) is proud to announce that it will honor the powerful film "LATÚS at a special celebration during Cannes Film Festival. NYIFF founder/exec...

IFF APRIL 14, 2011

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• AWARDS TIME IN MEETINGS ON THE BIRDGE The winners will be announced at Meetings on the Bridge, the sixth of which takes place this year and which aims to create a platform for the cinema industry to meet. The awards ceremony, which will start at 19.00, will take place in Cezayir. • A BRIDGE OF FILMS BETWEEN ITALY AND TURKEY Italian Chamber of Commerce and Roma MedFilm Festival will hold bilateral meetings in Lütfi Kırdar Congress Center under the scope of the 30th Istanbul Film Fes...

Mountainfilm 2011 Special Guests Include:

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  Baffin Babes There are no babes like the Baffin Babes. Vera, Emma, Inge and Kristin- four Scandinavian girls who tackled a burly 1,200-km ski trip across Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic in 2009-will talk about the challenges of their expedition, including sleeping in a tent in 40 below with polar bears as their closest neighbors. Wade Davis Wade Davis is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. He holds degrees in anthropology and biology and a Ph.D...

New York: 2011 Jewish Film Festival

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                 In its 20th edition, the New York Jewish Film Festival presented 36 features and shorts from 14 countries; 31 premiered in New York.  As in past years a balanced program provided perspectives on the Jewish experience and included several outstanding productions on the holocaust period and its aftermath.                In LILITH (Eytan Harris, ISRAEL, 2010), a documentary; prejudices and resentments are revealed when a mother...

Films from Sundance 2011 on demand

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Sundance Selects, the theatrical and video-on-demand film label, today announced the second partnership with the not-for-profit Sundance Institute for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival (January 20th - 30th, Park City, UT). As part of the "Direct from the Sundance Film Festival" initiative, five films being screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival will simultaneously be available nationwide, on-demand, through Sundance Selects. The films include four world premieres recently acquired by Sundanc...

Exclusive Interview: with Gore Vidal

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Exclusive Interview: Gore Vidal, Friend of the Country, Champions THE ENEMY OF THE SMILEby Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles CorrespondentOn Pearl Harbor Day, literary lion Gore Vidal, 85, allowed a rare exclusive interview at the offices of Dr. Hessam Nowzari, DDS, PhD, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Vidal made himself available to discuss Dr. Nowzari's documentary THE ENEMY OF THE SMILE that "addresses the serious global dental health issue of early-in-life oral infection" (the bacterium known as AA, a...

Giorgos Lanthimos' 'Dogtooth' Wins the 'Kingfisher Award'

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   Greek film eg Giorgos Lanthimos' film 'Dogtooth' won the 'Kingfisher Award' first prize at the 21st Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFE) held in Ljubljana 10th to 22nd of November 2010, in Slovenian capital, as explained by judges Goran Vojnović, Charlie Cockey, Frank L. Stavik the film has been awarded due to a creating “a most unique air of disquietude.  Executed with utter meticulousness, the film has been written and directed with accomplished precision. Communicati...

Giorgos Lanthimos' 'Dogtooth' Wins the 'Kingfisher Award'

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Greek film eg Giorgos Lanthimos' film 'Dogtooth' won the 'Kingfisher Award' first prize at the 21st Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFE) held in Ljubljana 10th to 22nd of November 2010, in Slovenian capital, as explained by judges Goran Vojnović, Charlie Cockey, Frank L. Stavik the film has been awarded due to a creating “a most unique air of disquietude. Executed with utter meticulousness, the film has been written and directed with accomplished precision. Communicating its mes...

National Science Film Festival

Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India (www.vigyanprasar.gov.in) is organizing National Science Film Festival and Competition (RVCM) in collaboration with Jahangirabad Media Institute (www.jmi.edu.in) on 4-7 January 2011. The festival is being organised as a part of Indian Science Congress at SRM University, Chennai.
The festival is a unique event for science film makers. Through the festival they can showcase films in front of an eminent audience of Scientists, Science Communicators and Science Policy Makers from around the world. We are looking forward to create a platform for scientists and science communicators to think, share and contribute to the emerging world of science film making. This venture will go a long way forward to create a scientifically conscious media in India.
The festival has competition categories: Popular Science Program (duration more than 20 min), Short Film on Science and Technology (duration less than 20 min) and Animation and Graphic film/video on Science and Technology. The best film in each category will receive the Golden Beaver Award with a cash prize of Rs.50,000/-, the second best film will receive a cash prize of   Rs.30,000/- and the third prize will be Rs.20,000/-. The last date for receiving entry is December 15, 2010. The entries can be submitted in DVD (PAL) format.

International Symposium: “Reimaging the Archive

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UCLA Film & Television Archive, and INA (Institut National de l'Audiovisuel, France), with the collaboration of the U.S. Library of Congress, will present a three-day international Symposium: “Reimaging the Archive”: Remapping and Remixing Traditional Models in the Digital Era, this Friday, November 12-14 on the UCLA campus in Westwood. Many of the world’s leading moving image archivists and media companies—as well as academics and researchers from around the world (including NYU, Univ...

TCFF Daily Post - THE CLEARWATER FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM GUIDE

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Here it is - the complete list of films we are showing and a little about our film panelists.  There's more to come, so hang in there!     A Soldier’s Mission Animation Director: Mel K. Lockett 3 minutes USA 2010 A love struck tin soldier rushes to the aid of a fallen princess.OPENING NIGHT - LCC THU 3:00 - LCC THU 4:15  A Tall TaleAnimation Director: Brittany Biggs 8 minutes USA 2010 A lost princess returns home...

BP marketing budget exceeds $ 1 million per week

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America wants revenge on BP after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill occurred. There was so much damage done to jobs, tourism and also the ecological balance causing everybody to want the oil giant to pay. BP's TV advertising is costing them $ 1 million a week, reports the London Telegraph. BP's image to the world is much better with this. Unfortunately, the U.S. House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce committee expects more of BP. Article resource - BP advertising spending budget exceeds...

TORN FROM THE FLAG? Klaudia Kovacs' Film is Torn from History

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   Documentary films are supposed to wake us up -- usually to some strange sub-culture (read: the world of Baby Beauty Pageants or Professional Eating Contests) -- to give a glimpse at how remarkably bizarre human beings can be. Typically with films, we're allowed to become voyeurs, stare agape at the amusing spectacle of mankind. Not so with TORN FROM THE FLAG, filmmaker Klaudia Kovacs' chronicle of the 1956 October Revolution in Hungary that...

IFTA inks programing deal with NBCU

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) has reached an agreement with Comcast Corporation and NBC Universal to provide enhanced independent programming opportunities on NBCU’s broadcast and cable networks, as well as Comcast Cable’s VOD and online platforms, IFTA President-CEO Jean Prewitt announced. The agreement, a summary of which was filed today by Comcast, General Electric Company and NBCU with the Federal Communications Commission, offers greater consideration for independent...

The 13th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival Announces Award Winners

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  The 13th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival announces the winners of the five categories of its jury competition: Best First or Second Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, and Hecho en Tejas. The Festival also recognizes the winners of Audience Awards. The 2010 Best Narrative Feature Film is Mal dia para pescar (Bad Day to Go Fishing) by Direct...
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